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Division of Student Affairs

Academic Advising Center

First Year Advising

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Welcome to your first year at Sac State! This program is designed to help set you up for the FAST TRACK TO GRAD! As you may have already discovered, college is a lot different than high school. In fact this is one of the toughest transition periods you will face in your life! That is why we REQUIRE** that you complete a First Year Advising appointment in both your fall and spring semesters of your first year.

Fast Track to Grad

First Year Advising is required for ALL** freshmen in BOTH fall and spring semesters.

Spring 2017 you have options for completing your FYA requirement.

If you are on academic probation, completing remediation, undeclared or have a Sac State GPA between 2.00-2.50, you are REQUIRED to schedule a 1:1 appointment.      

If your Sac State GPA is between 2.50-3.00 you are REQUIRED to attend a 1:1 OR a group session.

If your Sac State GPA is above 3.00 you are REQUIRED to attend a group session.

If your Sac State GPA is above 3.00 AND you are pursuing one of these impacted majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Nursing, Psychology, or an Engineering major, then please select a group session for your major.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW!

NOTE: Group Sessions will not be posted to the scheduling system until February 3rd.

OR

DROP-IN ANY FRIDAY 9AM-4:30PM

(All appointments and drop-in held in Lassen 1013)

*If you are in a First Year Seminar, you complete your FYA appointment with your Peer Mentor.

**If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete FYA through this program: Biology Major, CAMP, EOP, Honors, Liberal Studies Major, MEP, ROTC, and Student Athletes (Cheer, Dance, or Men’s Rowing meet with us)

                                                                                                        

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors

Academic Advising Center Staff:

Denise Hamilton, Coordinator & Advisor    
Questions or Concerns Please Contact Denise @: denise.hamilton@csus.edu or (916) 278-2867

FYA Faculty Advisors
Professor Phillip Akutsu
Professor Chris Taylor
Professor Maggie Beddow
Professor Dimitri Bogazianos
Professor Mary Doyno
Professor Frank Lily
Professor Marcus Romani P.E.
Professor Harvey Stark
Professor Judy Thoma
FYA Graduate Student Assistant
Sara House
Peer Mentor Coordinator
Dr. Jason Sumi
Peer Mentor Student Assistant
Amy Saldana

Still deciding on a MAJOR???

Advice to the Class of 2020:

“Don’t procrastinate! This isn’t high school” Fall 15 First-Year Student, Spring 2016

Get Connected

The Academic Advising Center offers current students advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values.

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